Excavations Uncover Hints of Nero’s Theater in Rome, and Much More

A dig at a palace set to become a hotel has unearthed traces of a theater that archaeologists hypothesize was built by Nero, the emperor with a disputed reputation for tyranny and debauchery.

At a 15th-century palace that is steps from the Vatican and set to become a luxury hotel, archaeologists did what they always do in Rome, an ancient city thick with buried treasures.

Read more from Elisabetta Povoledo at The New York Times here.